Many uninsured people do not obtain the treatments their health care providers recommend for them because of the cost of care. In 2018, uninsured nonelderly adults were more than three times as likely as adults with private coverage to say that they postponed or did not get a needed prescription drug due to cost.
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70% of Uninsured Adults Who Would Become Newly Eligible for Medicaid if Remaining States Expanded Live in 4 States
Just 4 states are home to 70% of the uninsured adults who would become newly eligible for Medicaid if the 14 remaining states expanded under the Affordable Care Act. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.
The latest Chart of the Week provides a look at the socioeconomic breakdown of the uninsured population in California, sourced from KFF’s State Health Facts database.